Outstanding condition Mendenhall, Jones and Gardner Rifle manufactured for the state of North Carolina. This exceptionally rare, published rifle survives in a very good state of original preservation. Manufactured in .577 caliber percussion Confederate long arm. Round barrel measurements 32.5 in length, with seven narrow groove rifling. Brass blade front sight, with ordinary "iron post" rear sight. Clear barrel stamping "NC / P" behind rear sight, and "arch shaped" bayonet lug on right side of barrel for saber bayonet, stamped #8. Lock plate stamped M.J.&G. over N.C in center of lock, and a vertical C.S. to the rear of the lock. Dark hammer with course "cross hatched" thumb piece. The lock plate is serial numbered internally 833. Confederate replacement M1842 ram rod cut to fit this arm. An exceptionally rare Confederate Long Arm in a fine state of preservation. This exact example is featured on pages 54 and 55 in the acclaimed reference "Arming the Glorious Cause" Weapons of the Second War for Independence by Whisker, Hartzler & Yantx.